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6. Physicalism: is it all transference?

6. Physicalism: is it all transference?  

Stephen Mumford and Rani Lill Anjum

in Causation: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2013
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Nov 2013
eISBN: 
9780191779909
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199684434.003.0007
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chapter
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9780199684434
‘Physicalism: is it all transference?’ considers what causation is rather than what our concept of cause is. It begins with physical transference theories – the physical transfer of energy ... More
2. The mechanical mind

2. The mechanical mind  

Tim Bayne

in Thought: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778148
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199601721.003.0002
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9780199601721
What makes a thinker? It has been argued that thought comes from a non-physical medium such as a soul or immaterial mind. This notion has few advocates in science or philosophy, who endorse ... More
Conclusion

Conclusion  

Mike Cronin

in Sport: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2014
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Nov 2014
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9780191781339
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10.1093/actrade/9780199688340.003.0008
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9780199688340
Sport is a physical activity still enjoyed as a natural expression of athleticism and energy, in many different forms and settings, by millions of people around the globe. At the elite ... More
2. Matter from the outside

2. Matter from the outside  

Peter Atkins

in Physical Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2014
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Apr 2014
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9780191779633
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10.1093/actrade/9780199689095.003.0002
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9780199689095
‘Matter from the outside’ focuses on the applications of thermodynamics in physical chemistry. Thermodynamics is the science of energy and the transformations that it can undergo. It plays ... More
2. The physical dimension: our natural environments

2. The physical dimension: our natural environments  

John A. Matthews and David T. Herbert

in Geography: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191776946
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199211289.003.0002
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9780199211289
‘The physical dimension: our natural environments’ outlines the field of physical geography. Physical geographers think of the world as comprising a number of different spheres. Physical ... More
6. Geography’s present and future

6. Geography’s present and future  

John A. Matthews and David T. Herbert

in Geography: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191776946
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199211289.003.0006
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9780199211289
‘Geography's present and future’ outlines present applications in geography, and looks to the future of the discipline. Environmental criminology looks at the concentration of crime in ... More
The History of Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction

The History of Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction  

William H. Brock

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Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
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9780191785085
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10.1093/actrade/9780198716488.001.0001
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9780198716488
From the earliest exploration of natural materials and their transformations to today’s materials science, chemistry has always been the central discipline that underpins both the physical ... More
Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction

Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction  

Peter Atkins

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Feb 2015
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Feb 2015
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9780191782459
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199683970.001.0001
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9780199683970
Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction encourages us to look at chemistry anew, through a chemist's eyes, in order to understand its central concepts and to see how it ... More
1. Its origins, scope, and organization

1. Its origins, scope, and organization  

Peter Atkins

in Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2015
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Feb 2015
eISBN: 
9780191782459
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199683970.003.0001
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9780199683970
After a very brief glance at the origins of chemistry in alchemy, ‘Its origins, scope, and organization’ makes the point that all modern discussions of the subject are in terms of atoms, ... More
Causation: A Very Short Introduction

Causation: A Very Short Introduction  

Stephen Mumford and Rani Lill Anjum

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2013
Published Online: 
Nov 2013
eISBN: 
9780191779909
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199684434.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199684434
Causation is the most fundamental connection in the universe. Without it, there would be no science or technology. There would be no moral responsibility either, as none of our thoughts ... More
Geography: A Very Short Introduction

Geography: A Very Short Introduction  

John A. Matthews and David T. Herbert

Print Publication Year: 
May 2008
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776946
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199211289.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199211289
Geography: A Very Short Introduction charts modern geography's development from its historical roots in exploring foreign lands and mapping the regions of the world. Spanning ... More
Physical Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction

Physical Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction  

Peter Atkins

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2014
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Apr 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779633
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199689095.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199689095
With the development of a variety of exciting new areas of research involving computational chemistry, nano- and smart materials, and applications of the recently discovered graphene, there ... More

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